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Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (April 26-May 2), from Avengers: Infinity War to Cinema Paradiso

Marvel’s mega-blockbuster, one of Italian cinema’s most beloved films, a documentary on the fashion business, Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animation about dogs, and a Ryuichi Sakamoto biopic make up the week’s top picks

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 26 April, 2018, 7:01am
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 April, 2018, 7:01am

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1. Avengers: Infinity War

Every comics fan’s wildest dream has come true with Marvel’s mega-blockbuster, which caps a decade of superhero world-building with a hugely entertaining spectacle of laughs, surprises and heartbreak. This third Avengers film – and the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – may well be its best outing yet. (Now showing)

2. Cinema Paradiso

One of Italian cinema’s most beloved films receives a welcome re-release with this restored print. An ode to youth and the communal experience of movie-watching, Giuseppe Tornatore’s 1988 classic sees a Sicilian filmmaker revisit his memories of an old friend and mentor, who worked as a cinema projectionist. (Opens on April 28)

3. Dries

Revered as much for the bright colour and eye-catching texture of his designs as his unusual lack of interest in the hullabaloo of the fashion business, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten receives the insightful documentary portrait he deserves with this very satisfying film, directed by Reiner Holzemer. (Opens on April 26)

4. Isle of Dogs

Having tried his hand at the medium with the smug Fantastic Mr. Fox, maverick director Wes Anderson’s second stop-motion animation is a considerably more charming endeavour. This quirky tale about a canine crowd abandoned on a Japanese garbage island will surprise with its warm wit and humour. (Now showing)

5. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

The legacy of Ryuichi Sakamoto, perhaps best known for his score and leading role in Nagisa Oshima’s Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), is reviewed with respect and deep emotion in this excellent documentary, which follows the Japanese composer’s activities after his 2014 throat cancer diagnosis. (Now showing)

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